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VPM Daily Newscast April 13, 2021

VPM's daily newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Hosted by Benjamin Dolle, episodes are recorded the night before so you can wake up prepared.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Tuesday, April 13, 2021:

  • A December traffic stop in southeast Virginia, of a uniformed Army officer, has prompted Gov. Ralph Northam to call for an investigation. One of the officers involved has since been fired.


  • For months, workers at several VCU projects and thenew General Assembly building say they’ve been denied overtime pay and other benefits, despite meeting IRS criteria to receive them. The group held a car rally on VCU’s campus yesterday to bring attention to these allegations.


  • Richmond City Council is moving forward with finding a new home for the city’s Confederate monuments after they were removed last year. Last night, council voted on a process to sort through more than twenty proposals


  • Virginia is one step closer to providing relief from inland flooding to residents and businesses. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation released a draft manual yesterday that creates guidelines for how communities can apply for money from the Community Flood Preparedness Fund. The money can be used for projects aimed at mitigating the impacts of flooding, severe weather and rising sea levels. Residents can provide comments on theproposal through May 12


  • Several Richmond parents say they’re seeing mistakes on their students’ transcripts, which they say are having consequences for students as high school graduation approaches.


  • This week, Virginia Tech will be remembering the 32 students and faculty who died in the mass shooting there on April 16, 2007. The university will be hosting events virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremonial candle at the on-campus memorial will burn for 24 hours. And a 3.2 mile Run of Remembrance will take place from April 16 to 18, also as a virtual event. A digital exhibit launched on Monday, featuring messages of hope and love sent to the university in the aftermath of the shooting.
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